Heathrow Terminal 5

How many electricians does it take to..?

Understandably, there’s a lot to consider in a commercial design and construct build, from an electrical perspective alone there’s:

  • Power
  • Lighting
  • Heating/Cooling
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Connectivity
  • Security

And obviously, these all have a myriad of considerations within themselves..

Out in the field, we’re finding that elements concerning usability, sustainability and longevity are often being overlooked in a building’s design and construct, from an electrical perspective.

We were recently called out to job where the positioning and ventilation of the communications/server room were completely inadequate and cost the owners dearly.

Lighting is another example, where components have become inaccessible post-installation meaning maintenance is extremely involved, even projects of the highest order such as the new Terminal 5 building at London Heathrow aren’t immune.

Architects and draftsman have a huge responsibility to get the mix right and deliver visionary plans for buildings that adhere to so many parameters.

But when design leads the process by informing specification, the necessity for specialist services at a planning stage becomes apparent.

Minimising cost in order to make a build profitable is undoubtedly a high priority for developers but it needn’t come at the cost of reputation.

Would your next construction benefit from involving ComSpark for expert electrical advise?